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12.15.15
Netflix's new video approach looks better, uses less data
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Netflix's new video approach looks better, uses less data

After years of research, it's re-encoding the entire video library in a new way.

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05.09.13
NHK and Mitsubishi develop the first H.265 encoder for 8K video
05.09.13

NHK and Mitsubishi develop the first H.265 encoder for 8K video

NHK's 8K Super Hi-Vision is an extremely bandwidth-heavy format -- so much so that earlier tests u...

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09.10.12
UltraViolet movie format to use Dolby Digital Plus encoding, keep sound thumping across platforms
09.10.12

UltraViolet movie format to use Dolby Digital Plus encoding, keep sound thumping across platforms

Movies encoded in UltraViolet's Common File Format represent just one of multiple takes on paid int...

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08.26.12
Raspberry Pi lands MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoding through personal licenses, H.264 encoding and CEC tag along
08.26.12

Raspberry Pi lands MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoding through personal licenses, H.264 encoding and CEC tag along

Making the Raspberry Pi affordable involved some tough calls, including the omission of MPEG-2 dec...

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08.15.12
MPEG drafts twice-as-efficient H.265 video standard, sees use in phones as soon as 2013
08.15.12

MPEG drafts twice-as-efficient H.265 video standard, sees use in phones as soon as 2013

All of that squabbling over H.264 may be rendered moot in the near future. The Motion Picture Expe...

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05.18.12
Dolby ups TrueHD lossless audio on Blu-ray to 96k, says every upsampled bit is amazing (video)
05.18.12

Dolby ups TrueHD lossless audio on Blu-ray to 96k, says every upsampled bit is amazing (video)

Just because your home theater can handle lossless audio doesn't mean the sound is as good as it c...

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04.27.12
Fujitsu Laboratories wants to take your mobile's 2D videos to another dimension
04.27.12

Fujitsu Laboratories wants to take your mobile's 2D videos to another dimension

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology that will let any phone grab pictures and video with...

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03.12.12
iTunes 10.6 adds option to sync 192kbps, 256kbps audio
03.12.12

iTunes 10.6 adds option to sync 192kbps, 256kbps audio

According to AppleInsider, Apple snuck in two new bitrate options into iTunes 10.6 for users who sy...

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06.21.11
USB-IF releases extensions to USB video class 1.1, offloading compression is a go
06.21.11

USB-IF releases extensions to USB video class 1.1, offloading compression is a go

For those unaware, a USB video class describes a device that's capable of streaming video -- you...

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